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Cheap Summer Toys are generally comprised of three main categories. You have your water based items. Things like squirt guns, water balloons, sprinkler attachments, and generic slip-in-slides. The second is one I like to call "old school fun". The kinds of things that used to be popular back in the 1950's but not quite so much today. These are your jump ropes, marbles, jacks, sidewalk chalk, and paddle balls.
The Air Foam Bow Shot falls under the last category, the 'Nerf Knock-Off'. Toys that shoot some sort of foam dart or ball. Out of the three I've always found these types of toys to be the most interesting and the ones that provide kids with the most bang for your buck.
Nerf Toys, the actual licensed ones, are insanely fun to mess around with. Even if you fall out of the suggested age bracket, there is always fun to be had in shooting high powered foam balls at things. About the only real knock that I have on Nerf is that over the years the price of there toys has grown out of the range of what most kids can afford. The cheaper launchers retail for around $30... which by my count is like half a summers worth of lawn mowing money from back when I was a kid.
That is why I am so thankful that things like the Air Foam Bow Shot exist. It is not quite as cool looking and is no-place near as deadly as real Nerf products but it is a hell of a lot cheaper. You are also far less likely to get into trouble with one of these cheap Summer Toys than you would be with a powerful Nerf launcher, so lets give it a closer look!